This national effort to repair the tremendous impact of the Citizen’s United decision, which has opened the floodgates of undisclosed money spent in our elections, and the effects of partisan gerrymandering, has begun right here in New Mexico.
Our legislature is being asked to support HJM 10, a Memorial to ask Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution with the following language:
Section I. Congress and State Legislatures shall regulate the role of money in elections and governance to ensure transparency, prevent corruption, and protect against the buying of access to or influence over representatives. No such regulation shall be deemed in violation of freedom of speech rights in the Constitution of the United States or its Amendments.
Section II. Legislative districts or districting plans shall not intentionally or unduly favor or disfavor any political party.
This Memorial will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26th.
If your State Representative is on the House Judiciary Committee, make sure to call today. And show up if you can – Room 309 at 1:30 p.m.
Members of this committee include, with links to contact information:
We only have this one committee assignment in the House before we move on to a floor vote, and your voice of support is critical to help us get this passed.
As always, thanks for checking in and lending your voice to help us build a healthier democracy! And check back tomorrow for a preview of what is happening next week with some of the other bills we support.